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ebsteelers
03-17-2014, 08:54 PM
Lady steel where is the thread at?

Guess we can use this one.


doing my fantasy baseball draft tonight

already got Andrew and might over drafted Starling but hes my favorite player so i had no choice but to make sure he was on my team.

coming off the first playoff trip in my life time.. looking forward to this year. I am hoping to attend a game or 2.



HERE WE GO BUCCOS HERE WE GO!!!!!

Lady Steel
03-20-2014, 11:41 AM
Lady steel where is the thread at?

Guess we can use this one.


doing my fantasy baseball draft tonight

already got Andrew and might over drafted Starling but hes my favorite player so i had no choice but to make sure he was on my team.

coming off the first playoff trip in my life time.. looking forward to this year. I am hoping to attend a game or 2.



HERE WE GO BUCCOS HERE WE GO!!!!!


I won't be posting here for Bucco's baseball, eb. I'll be posting on Justin's board.

GBpack2010
03-31-2014, 03:33 PM
1-0 Pirates Beat the Cubs!! What a win!

CrickRat23
04-07-2014, 09:25 AM
Some timely hitting and some very good pitching have the Buccos off to a pretty good start. Let's hope the bats wake up and get the pitching staff some run support.

Let's go Bucs.

NSMaster56
04-08-2014, 09:06 PM
Big nine-game road trip after taking four at home.

The first 26 Bucco games are division games.

Gotta keep winning 2/3 to get a nice cushion going.

CrickRat23
04-14-2014, 10:13 AM
The Buccos look like a lost team right now. They need to get the bats going. They are digging themselves a big hole that they are going to have to dig themselves out of. ( I know it is early but I hope the Bucs can put some wins together. )

Lady Steel
04-18-2014, 09:03 AM
We beat the hell out of the Brewers last night! It was an awesome game. If only we could always play them in Pittsburgh. It just kills us when we play them in Milwaukee and I couldn't wait to get the hell out of there when we played them last.

Let's hope our defensive struggles are coming to an end. They were starting to remind me of our Steelers there for awhile.

LET'S GO BUCS!

NSMaster56
04-18-2014, 06:37 PM
Ike Davis coming to town.

Great addition.

Lady Steel
04-20-2014, 05:50 PM
Brewers vs. Pirates score update: Brawl breaks out after Carlos Gomez triple
By Tyler Drenon  @TylerDrenon on Apr 20 2014, 3:04p


http://cdn2.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/31900683/485692759.0_standard_709.0.jpg
Gomez flipped his bat after what he thought was a home run. After sliding into third, he was approached by Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole and things got ugly.



Carlos Gomez was ejected from the Brewers-Pirates game on Sunday after a brawl broke out following a verbal exchange with Pirates starter Gerrit Cole.


http://cdn3.vox-cdn.com/assets/4329423/brawlin.gif


Pirates outfielder Travis Snider was ejected as well. He's the guy in the black sweatshirt who knocks down Gomez.

Gomez nearly hit a home run to dead center field. Just after making contact, Gomez flipped his bat and strutted down the first base line. Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen made a leaping attempt to catch the ball, but he couldn't glove it. Gomez began sprinting around the bases and dove into third.

Pirates third baseman Josh Harrison fielded the throw into the infield and Cole backed him up. As Harrison handed the ball back to his pitcher, words were exchanged, and apparently, Gomez didn't like those words. He exploded and the benches cleared.

After the main dust-up was sorted out, Pittsburgh catcher Russell Martin -- and Gomez -- went through the typical post-fight "hold me back" necessities and the umpires took to figuring out who to eject. They settled on Gomez, Snider, and Brewers bench couch Jerry Narron. Martin Maldonado got a visible jab in as the players scuffled down the third base line. He was not ejected.

Play resumed with Cole still on the mound. He later singled to lead off the bottom of the third, but the Pirates failed to bring him around to score. Neil Walker homered in the bottom of the fourth to give the Pirates a 1-0 lead.




http://www.sbnation.com/mlb/2014/4/20/5634018/pirates-brewers-brawl-carlos-gomez-travis-snider-gerrit-cole



I love this freakin' game! :laughing:

Lady Steel
04-22-2014, 11:28 AM
Ike Davis coming to town.

Great addition.


I like Ike! Especially when he's hitting Grand Salami's!


http://m.mlb.com/video/v32265625

ebsteelers
04-24-2014, 02:07 PM
anybody wanna swing the bat today? how many strike 3 lookings can there be..

embrassing.

Lady Steel
04-24-2014, 06:36 PM
anybody wanna swing the bat today? how many strike 3 lookings can there be..

embrassing.

They're pissin' me off! :mad:

ebsteelers
04-24-2014, 08:22 PM
They're pissin' me off! :mad:

i just decided to purchase mlb tv. again for this year and this is the first came i got to watch in full. what a joke.

the only bright side was I got to watch it while working

CrickRat23
04-25-2014, 08:30 AM
anybody wanna swing the bat today? how many strike 3 lookings can there be..

embrassing.

The bats have been way too inconsistent this year. I know it is early, but the Bucs are falling behind quick in the division because of their early schedule against division opponents.

ebsteelers
04-25-2014, 11:46 AM
The bats have been way too inconsistent this year. I know it is early, but the Bucs are falling behind quick in the division because of their early schedule against division opponents.

yeah 7.5 back already and not even out of April yet. pitching as good but hitting needs to step up.

the brewers long win streak didnt help either :/

NSMaster56
04-25-2014, 10:02 PM
The Pirates know they can score, right?

NSMaster56
05-02-2014, 09:48 PM
Nice win tonight.

Now build on it.

Lady Steel
05-02-2014, 10:40 PM
Finally! http://www.cindyvallar.com/pirate.gif

SteelersCanada
05-04-2014, 05:22 PM
Finally! http://www.cindyvallar.com/pirate.gif

I love ya LS, but the Jays needed that win today.

Lady Steel
05-05-2014, 09:52 PM
I love ya LS, but the Jays needed that win today.

Love you, too, Canada, but nobody cares about the Blue Jays except, well, you. :chuckle: :hug:

Lady Steel
05-11-2014, 07:29 PM
I swear I'm gonna punch Pedro right in the throat! A nationally televised game on ESPN and he's a freakin' embarrassment.

4-0 Cards already and it's only the bottom of the 1st. Better get their shit together here real soon. :mad:

Oh, and ~

P.S. I'm not too happy with Ground Chuck either. :laughing:


LET'S GO BUCS!

Lady Steel
05-11-2014, 08:39 PM
Two run homer by Mercer! Woot! 4-2 Cards, but now we're cookin'!

Lady Steel
05-13-2014, 11:43 PM
Aaaaand, we're back to suckin' in Milwaukee! :mad:

Lady Steel
05-15-2014, 01:22 AM
They were lookin' like the Bad News Bears there for awhile, but my boys pulled it off in Milwaukee 4-1!

:applaudit:

NSMaster56
05-15-2014, 11:48 AM
Bucs have been playing solid baseball for about two weeks now.

They should only get better when they call up GP in June. Or, at least the hitting. The arms look... well, it's a tough game.

Lady Steel
05-15-2014, 03:17 PM
Bucs have been playing solid baseball for about two weeks now.


I don't know what baseball team you've been watching, but I've watched every single Pittsburgh Pirates game the past two weeks and, no, they have not been playing "solid" baseball. They have a lot to work on. You must not have very high standards.

I mentioned your post to my fiance and some co-workers and they want to know what you've been smokin'. :laughing:

NSMaster56
05-15-2014, 05:29 PM
I don't know what baseball team you've been watching, but I've watched every single Pittsburgh Pirates game the past two weeks and, no, they have not been playing "solid" baseball. They have a lot to work on. You must not have very high standards.

I mentioned your post to my fiance and some co-workers and they want to know what you've been smokin'. :laughing:

Including today's brutal loss, 6-5 since May 2nd.

4.4 runs/game since May 1st (last 14 games) after averaging 3.7 the first 26 games.

Like I said, the rotation/bullpen needs work since it has regressed and seen injuries. But overall the team is doing better to start the month.

They're currently playing at a 68 win pace for the season, but at a 74 win pace this month.

If they continue to improve, such as chipping away by taking series', then they can challenge for cracking .500 for the year. Gregory Polanco should help when he's called up in about a month.

Lady Steel
05-17-2014, 03:39 PM
LET'S GO BUCS! Beat those stinkin' Yankees!

Lady Steel
05-17-2014, 08:02 PM
Buccos lose to the Yankees 7-1. That's some solid ball right there! :sofunny:

Lady Steel
05-18-2014, 08:44 PM
Thank you, Josh Harrison! http://www.cindyvallar.com/pirate.gif

Lady Steel
05-22-2014, 10:32 PM
The Bucs played a good game tonight. I'm proud of them. http://www.cindyvallar.com/pirate.gif

CrickRat23
05-24-2014, 11:25 AM
The Bucs have quietly put together a three game win streak. Let's hope they can keep it up.

NSMaster56
05-24-2014, 12:13 PM
The Bucs have quietly put together a three game win streak. Let's hope they can keep it up.

Yeah, it hasn't all been pretty, but wins are wins.

This team leads the league in blown saves. They're literally a few bad pitches away from having a winning record.

Overall, things are trending upward.

NSMaster56
06-02-2014, 10:49 AM
9-16 April (w/ 1-0 March)
15-14 May

And that is with numerous pitching injuries, Pedro's bat going fairly silent and with Marte's head up his ass.

When GP arrives in two weeks this team should only get better.

Lady Steel
06-03-2014, 12:16 AM
The Bucs have been on fire, and I'm lovin' it! :applaudit:



Pedro's bat going fairly silent and with Marte's head up his ass.

I'm not impressed with Pedro, but J-Hay is quickly becoming one of my favorites.

Lady Steel
06-04-2014, 10:34 PM
Was hoping for the Pirates' first sweep of the season against the Padres tonight, but it was not to be. All in all, though, I'm quite happy with their West Coast jaunt.

Also,




Pirates don't plan to call up Polanco this week
By Tom Singer and Stephen Pianovich / MLB.com | 6/4/2014 10:26 P.M. ET


SAN DIEGO -- Contrary to widespread reports Wednesday, when the Pirates and Brewers meet Friday night in Pittsburgh, they will not be be doing so with top prospect Gregory Polanco in right field.

Polanco, the Bucs' prospect jewel, may already have one foot in PNC Park's right field. But his other foot will not land Friday, as various Internet outlets were reporting Wednesday.

A high-ranking Pirates official told MLB.com as those reports spread, "Club officials have not made a decision on when to call up Polanco." Another club official stressed, "Polanco will not be in Pittsburgh on Friday."

Polanco remained in the lineup of the Triple-A Indianapolis Indians for their game Wednesday night in Syracuse.

However, it must be acknowledged that the first reports of Polanco's imminent promotion came from PiratesProspect.com, a site tightly looped into the organization's farm system that usually has first-hand knowledge of planned transactions.

The latest rumors of Polanco's arrival have added credibility because he is believed to have comfortably passed the date that would have exposed him to an added year of salary arbitration as a Super Two player.

Were Polanco to join the Pirates on Friday, he would end the season with 115 days of service time. The projected cutoff at the end of this year is two years and 128 days. That cutoff has never been lower than two years and 122 days, which occurred after the 2013 and 2010 seasons.

Polanco, MLB.com's 12th-ranked prospect, has put up gaudy numbers at Triple-A Indianapolis this season. He has hit .351 with six homers, 47 RBIs, a .956 OPS and 14 stolen bases. He's had Pirates fans clamoring for his promotion all season, especially after posting a .400 batting average in April, and he'll likely hit first in the Bucs' order, a spot where he's been used recently in the Minors.

First playing professional baseball for the Pirates in the Dominican summer league at the age of 17, Polanco has a .287/.358/.436 slash line in six years in the Minors. His path to the Majors was fast-tracked in 2013 as Polanco, 22, started the year with Class A Advanced Bradenton and ended it in Indianapolis with a 68-game stint with Double-A Altoona sandwiched between.

Polanco, who stands at 6-foot-4, 220 pounds, will eventually play right field in Pittsburgh, joining an outfield with Andrew McCutchen and Starling Marte, which has the potential to be one of the better defensive outfields in the Majors.



http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20140604&content_id=78198516&notebook_id=78230300&vkey=notebook_pit&c_id=pit

Lady Steel
06-06-2014, 09:22 PM
The Bucs just annihilated the Booers 15-5! Hell yeah! It was a really fun game.

Raise it! http://www.cindyvallar.com/pirate.gif

CrickRat23
06-07-2014, 09:37 AM
Let's hope the bats stay alive and the patience at the plate continues. The Bucs could really use a few wins against the Brew Crew to get back in the division hunt.
Let's Go Bucs !!!!

Lady Steel
06-08-2014, 08:23 PM
I would rather forget about yesterday's game. Pedro pisses me off so bad. I was ready to punch him in the mouth. Throwing the ball into the stands. Really? His defense sucks! We were thinking about going to the game yesterday, but decided against it. So glad we didn't go. I would have been blowing a gasket. :laughing:

We would have had a nice win today if the umpires hadn't screwed us.

Lady Steel
06-09-2014, 01:59 PM
Bucs anticipate top prospect Polanco's callup
By Stephen Pianovich and Tom Singer / MLB.com
6/8/2014


PITTSBURGH -- There are many conversations surrounding Gregory Polanco in the Steel City. Almost all of which ask the same question: when will he get here?

But once the Pirates' prized and productive prospect does arrive, there's another question those in the organization will have to ask: where does he hit in the order?

Polanco was recently moved up to leadoff spot for Triple-A Indianapolis, and he's continued to tear the cover off the ball. But that does not necessarily mean he'll be first in the order when he starts wearing a Pirates uniform.

Josh Harrison has settled into the Bucs' leadoff role in the last three weeks. Harrison carried a 10-game hitting streak into Sunday's series finale against the Brewers and is batting .330 with 18 runs scored and a .911 OPS when he hits first in the order this season.

Harrison has primarily played right field, the same position as Polanco, but is the most versatile player on the Pirates' roster and has played both corner outfield spots, third base, second base and shortstop this season. Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said not knowing who to bat first between Harrison and Polanco would be a "great problem to have," and he hinted at scenarios in which they're both in the lineup with Harrison leading off.

"It's hard to take that sparkplug out of the lineup," Huntington said of Harrison. "That'd be a great thing, to be able to drop Gregory to a less demanding role.

"If Josh continues to play the way he has and the offense continues to roll the way it has in the last five to six weeks, Gregory can come in and be a guy. He doesn't have to be the guy."

Polanco, ranked as the No. 12 prospect in baseball by MLB.com, has a .350 average, .409 on-base percentage, seven homers and 49 RBIs in 61 games for Indianapolis. Fans in Pittsburgh have been clamoring for the 22-year-old's arrival all season, especially in recent weeks. Polanco will get here eventually, but Huntington didn't shed any light on the specific timing of Polanco's inevitable promotion.

"Our goal is to bring him here when we feel it's the right time," Huntington said. "In an ideal world, we'd like to get him some more plate appearances down there. What he's doing has allowed us to shorten that time frame a little bit."


http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20140608&content_id=78817682&notebook_id=78841366&vkey=notebook_pit&c_id=pit




Fan Kicks Gregory Polanco In Head While Diving For A Live Baseball
Published on Jun 8, 2014

During Saturday night's game between the Indianapolis Indians and Lehigh Valley IronPigs, a very dumb fan dived for a live ball and hit Gregory Polanco on the head in the process.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umG87z4DO54

Lady Steel
06-10-2014, 11:31 AM
Polanco finally called up! :applaudit: So nervous for him. Lots of pressure. Hope we get to see him tonight.

Thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery for Neil Walker after undergoing an appendectomy.

Also, don't forget to vote Bucs for the All-Star Game!

Lady Steel
06-12-2014, 04:43 AM
I am now officially on the "I Hate Pedro Alvarez train." How many more times is he going to throw the ball into the stands before he's sitting on the bench? He's so overrated.

Get well soon, J-Hay! We need ya at 3rd base!

Lady Steel
06-12-2014, 07:06 AM
Ben Roethlisberger has tickets to tonight's game. :applaudit:

CrickRat23
06-13-2014, 03:28 PM
Ben Roethlisberger has tickets to tonight's game. :applaudit:

I saw on Sports Center that Ben took some BP and he hit pitching coach Ray Searage in the head.

Lady Steel
06-13-2014, 07:28 PM
I saw on Sports Center that Ben took some BP and he hit pitching coach Ray Searage in the head.

http://mlb.mlb.com/images/8/2/8/79575828/BigBenBP_j348dq7q.gif


:chuckle:

Lady Steel
06-13-2014, 10:51 PM
Congratulations to Polanco on hitting his first major league homerun (a two run homer at that) tonight to win the game in extra innings against the Marlins.



http://m.mlb.com/video/v33693361/pitmia-polanco-slugs-first-mlb-homer-in-13th-inning

CrickRat23
06-14-2014, 08:49 AM
Let the Polanco era begin. Congrats to him. He had a big game at the plate last night.

NSMaster56
06-14-2014, 11:00 AM
Vance Worley to start Sunday.

Pirates need him and Locke to hold this rotation together. Locke's been doing his part, so far.

The bullpen needs a kick in the ass, too.

NSMaster56
06-14-2014, 06:20 PM
The bullpen almost didn't let it happen, but... .500!

NSMaster56
06-15-2014, 02:49 PM
This is officially ridiculous.

CrickRat23
06-20-2014, 09:27 AM
I think it is time for a new closer. Too many blown saves from Grilli here lately.

Lady Steel
06-20-2014, 12:10 PM
I think it is time for a new closer. Too many blown saves from Grilli here lately.

Yeah, Grilli hasn't been having a good year.

I'm not real hip on that Pimento Loaf guy. He sucks.

Lady Steel
06-20-2014, 11:04 PM
Pirates notebook: Grilli out, Melancon in as Pirates closer
By Rob Biertempfel
Published: Friday, June 20, 2014


CHICAGO — If losing the closer's job rattled Pirates reliever Jason Grilli, he did not show it.

During a short meeting before Friday's game against the Chicago Cubs, manager Clint Hurdle told Grilli he's being replaced by Mark Melancon.

Hurdle later indicated the switch is only temporary until Grilli can work out of his slump.

“I've walked through fire before,” said Grilli, 37, who has bounced back from setbacks and surgeries throughout his career. “This is nothing. I'll get through it.”

Melancon, who had 16 saves last year while Grilli was injured, will get the bulk of the save chances. Left-hander Tony Watson will work the ninth inning on days when Melancon needs a breather.

“We're very confident in what Mark can do (as the closer),” Hurdle said.

Hurdle did not define Grilli's new role.

“We're going to give him the opportunity to get a few outings in ... I don't even want to use the word ‘leverage' situations,” Hurdle said. “We'll use him when we're behind.”

Grilli worked the eighth inning Friday with the Pirates trailing 6-3. He got a pair of strikeouts, then gave up a walk and a single. Luis Valbuena flied out to end the inning.

Grilli's demotion came one day after he served up a game-tying solo homer to Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco.

It was Grilli's fourth blown save in 20 appearances this season. The right-hander is 0-2 with a 4.34 ERA.

Last year, his first as a full-time closer, Grilli had 33 saves and two blown saves in 54 outings.

“I'm going to work through it,” Grilli said. “I'm in a little bit of a slump, but nothing that I can't overcome. So, I'm not worried about it.”

Grilli has allowed four home runs, equaling his total from last season. According to Hurdle, two of the homers came on fastballs and two (including Mesoraco's shot) were on sliders.

“Jason's always been a fastball guy,” Hurdle said. “The breaking ball makes his fastball a little quicker and a little better. He's one of the veteran guys in the league who can use that fastball up top. Right now, it's just not working.”

Grilli said he is healthy, a claim supported by his stable fastball velocity. However, he's used his fastball less often this season.

According to Fangraphs, Grilli has thrown the fastball 63.1 percent of the time, his lowest rate since 2011 when he joined the Pirates.

Pitching coach Ray Searage said he believes Grilli is throwing his fastball with as much conviction as ever. The problem, Searage said, is mechanical.

“It's about executing pitches,” Searage said. “He's doing something that's preventing him from getting consistency with his breaking ball. It's like anyone else going through a slump. You know he can pitch, so we're going to help him get through this.”

Grilli is nearing the end of a two-year, $6.75 million contract.

TEKE OUT FOR SEASON

Kent Tekulve, the Pirates' closer for their 1979 World Series championship, will miss the rest of this baseball season as Root Sports' in-studio commentator for “personal” reasons, he said Friday night. He said Root has told him the job will be his again once he returns, and he expects to do so.

Ken Macha, the former major league player and manager out of Monroeville, will fill in for Tekulve. He began with Friday's Pirates-Cubs broadcast.

PLANET OF THE ACHES

Second baseman Neil Walker (appendectomy) took four at-bats, two from each side of the plate, against live pitching in a simulated game Friday in Bradenton, Fla. Walker also fielded ground balls, ran the bases and took batting practice. He's on track to come off the disabled list Tuesday. ... Left-hander Francisco Liriano (left oblique strain) played catch again Friday and said his sore side feels better. He said there is no timetable for his return.

MINOR MATTERS

Five Altoona players — outfielder Keon Broxton, third baseman Jarek Cunningham, infielder Gift Ngoepe, utilityman Andy Vasquez and left-hander Yao-Hsun Yang — were given three-game suspensions by the Double-A Eastern League. The players were involved in an on-field brawl Wednesday during a game against New Hampshire.

The players will not have to serve their suspensions at the same time. Cunningham, Ngoepe and Yang went on the suspended list Friday after the completion of a suspended game in Portland. Also, Altoona placed first baseman Stetson Allie on the disabled list because of a concussion.



http://triblive.com/sports/pirates/6294862-74/grilli-hurdle-closer#axzz34ty1NY75


I still :heart: you, Jason!

Lady Steel
06-23-2014, 10:58 PM
How about that 3 run homer by Pedro? And that amazing catch by J-Hay! :applaudit:

Buccos win 8-1 versus the Rays! Whoop! Whoop!

#18 coming back tomorrow! :thumbsup:

NSMaster56
06-24-2014, 06:17 PM
Real deal will be a nice addition to a team on the upswing since GP's arrival.

Bucs need to keep adding Ws in this soft portion of their schedule.

Lady Steel
06-24-2014, 09:23 PM
And there it is! The Buccos are now above .500 for the first time since April 15th! :thumbsup:

NSMaster56
06-27-2014, 09:52 PM
I'd hate to think where this team would be without Josh Harrison.

CrickRat23
06-28-2014, 09:18 AM
Good bye Jason Grilli. In a way I hate to see you leave Pittsburgh, ( you were one of the good guys and a positive influence to the team and community), but winning games is what it is all about, and there were too many blown saves this season. Good luck in Anaheim.

CrickRat23
06-28-2014, 09:28 AM
I'd hate to think where this team would be without Josh Harrison.

That rundown J Hay was in last night was unreal. He showed some flashy moves while in the rundown. Then he came through with the big hit to win the game. They have to find a way to keep him in the lineup (can he be our everyday shortstop). I like him at third, but I also like the big bat ability of Pedro. J Hay just finds ways to win games.

Lady Steel
06-28-2014, 11:22 AM
J-Hay is a superstar! Love that guy! :applaudit:

Also, good luck and best wishes to Jason Grilli during his time with the Angels. :frown: Thank you for everything you have done for my beloved Bucs! I will miss looking at you! So damn yummy. :laughing:

NSMaster56
07-01-2014, 08:42 PM
That. Was. Awesome.

CrickRat23
07-01-2014, 09:15 PM
Great win by those boys tonight. That's the great thing about baseball, the game is not over until the last out. There is no quit in this team. Maybe the Buccos are starting to hit their stride.

Let's Go Bucs !!!

Lady Steel
07-05-2014, 10:30 AM
Was hoping for that first sweep against the D-backs, but it wasn't to be. We have the Curse of the Sweep. :frown:

How's Frieri working out for us thus far? We shoulda just kept my sweetie, Grilli! Time will tell, though. :laughing:

LET'S GO BUCS!

Lady Steel
07-06-2014, 03:25 PM
Finally! :applaudit:


http://www.ballermindframe.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/The-Sweep.jpg

SteelerJT
07-06-2014, 03:28 PM
Finally! :applaudit:


http://www.ballermindframe.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/The-Sweep.jpg
I was at the game yesterday. The Phillies are God awful this year :chuckle:

Lady Steel
07-06-2014, 03:31 PM
I was at the game yesterday. The Phillies are God awful this year :chuckle:

Yeah, they're pretty sucky. :laughing:

We're now in 2nd place in the NLC! :thumbsup:

Lady Steel
07-06-2014, 10:12 PM
https://scontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/t1.0-9/10533253_708439205884684_561934606850250378_n.jpg


Congratulations, guys!

So happy J-Hay made it. I voted for him a trillion times as a write-in vote. :applaudit:

Sad that Neil Walker didn't make it. :frown:

SteelerJT
07-06-2014, 10:47 PM
https://scontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/t1.0-9/10533253_708439205884684_561934606850250378_n.jpg


Congratulations, guys!

So happy J-Hay made it. I voted for him a trillion times as a write-in vote. :applaudit:

Sad that Neil Walker didn't make it. :frown:
Wow. I was sure Walker would make it.

CrickRat23
07-07-2014, 08:24 AM
Congrats to this year's All Stars.
Let's hope the Buccos can keep their stride going tonight. This is a big series against the Cardinals.

Lady Steel
07-07-2014, 01:16 PM
2014 Pirates All-Stars announced
Manager Clint Hurdle announces the Pirates' 2014 All-Star selections


It wouldn't let me embed the video correctly, so here's the link:

http://m.mlb.com/video/v34365239/hurdle-announces-pirates-2014-allstars/?partnerId=as_pit_20140707_27370536

Lady Steel
07-07-2014, 11:06 PM
Tough loss tonight, but it was an excellent game. We'll get 'em tomorrow!

NSMaster56
07-08-2014, 11:37 AM
Tough loss tonight, but it was an excellent game. We'll get 'em tomorrow!

Adam Wainwright. Ugh.

Outhit the redbirds 7-1 through seven and still couldn't manage a run.

Frustrating.

Thankfully it only counts as one loss.

CrickRat23
07-10-2014, 03:09 PM
The Bucs need to avoid the sweep tonight. After two disappointing walk off loses, and last night's loss, they really need a win tonight.
Let's Go Bucs !!!!!!!!!!!!

Pappy
07-10-2014, 05:47 PM
Thanks to our old rivals the Phillies for sweeping the Brewers and making this trip to St. Louis not as bad as it could have been. We sure could use a win tonite. Hear Molina is out for 6 to 8 weeks and also Phillips for the reds for the same amount of time. Might help us get back into the race for first place.

CrickRat23
07-11-2014, 03:34 PM
Good win last night in St. Louis. Let's win the series against the Reds, and the Buccos will still be in the hunt for the division crown at the all star break.

Lady Steel
07-12-2014, 12:49 AM
I swear to God, If Pedro throws one more (bleep) ball into the stands, I'm gonna kick him in the beans. That play turned the tide in tonight's game. That's at least three times he's done that this year that I remember. Could be more but I blocked it out and don't remember. :mad:

On a cuter note,


https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/t1.0-9/10476486_10202464198752834_4685284287917788073_n.j pg

NSMaster56
07-12-2014, 09:48 AM
That's at least three times he's done that this year that I remember. Could be more but I blocked it out and don't remember. :mad:

At this point it's probably closer to 30 than three.

Lady Steel
07-13-2014, 01:22 AM
http://cdn.fansided.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/4/files/2011/01/rbsupercutch.jpg


What an exciting game! I was on the edge of my seat, and it had the perfect ending. :applaudit:

With that being said, I'm still really bitter over the Grilli trade. We definitely got the shitty end of that deal. Frieri really sucks.

CrickRat23
07-13-2014, 08:13 AM
Cutch comes through in the clutch. He is playing like a league MVP once again. So glad he is a Pirate.

NSMaster56
07-13-2014, 04:03 PM
Jaff Decker looks like the kid from Zombie Nightmare:

http://horrorpediadotcom.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/zombienightmare-thor.jpg

http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Jaff+Decker+Pittsburgh+Pirates+Photo+Day+7yDaoyXhX eZl.jpg

Lady Steel
07-17-2014, 04:37 PM
Is it Friday yet?

LET'S GO BUCS!

Lady Steel
07-19-2014, 01:02 AM
And the second half of the season starts off with a win! http://www.cindyvallar.com/pirate.gif

CrickRat23
07-21-2014, 09:23 AM
A couple of nice comeback wins give the Bucs a sweep of the Rockies. There is no quit in this team.

NSMaster56
07-21-2014, 11:39 AM
1.5 back.